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Obituary
Michael Blake Johnson
July 24, 1983 - June 04, 2017
Born in Halifax Co., VA
Resided in Roxboro, NC
Visitation
Friday June 09, 2017, 6-7:30PM
High View Baptist Church
144 High View Rd.
Roxboro, NC 27574
 
Service
Saturday June 10, 2017, 11AM
Church Service
High View Baptist Church
144 High View Rd.
Roxboro, NC 27574
Michael Blake Johnson, 33, of 175 Thomas Humphries Rd., Roxboro, died Sunday, June 4, 2017.

Born in Halifax County, VA, Mr. Johnson is the son of Michael Ray and Beverly Phillips Johnson, of Roxboro. He was a member of High View Baptist Church and a member of the International Bluegrass Music Association. Blake was the former bassist/vocalist with Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out and former guitarist/vocalist with Alan Bibey & Grasstowne and also James King Band. A stellar career in bluegrass had been projected for this talented young man who played most of the instruments in the ensemble, but especially for his exceptional singing voice. Blake had worked in regional bands throughout his life, including stints with Jay Kaczor and The Bluegrass Connection and as a founding member of The Hagarís Mountain Boys.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife Amber Barton Johnson; two children, Noah Blake Johnson and Lydia Ruth Johnson; his grandparents, Clarence "Lennie" and Bonnied Phillips, of Roxboro; two sisters, Brooke Johnson Gentry, (Kyle) of Timberlake and Alyson Paige Johnson, of Roxboro; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held 11AM, Saturday, June 10, 2017, at High View Baptist Church by the Rev. Avery Dalton and the Pastor Mike Whitt. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held 6-7:30PM Friday at High View Baptist Church and at other times at the home of Clarence and Bonnied Phillips, 12377 Virgilina Rd., Roxboro.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Rice, Kyle Gentry, Terry Black, Adam Poindexter, Travers Chandler, David Owen, David Nance, and Kenny Johnson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a trust fund to be set up for Noah and Lydia, c/o Amber Johnson, 175 Thomas Humphries Rd., Roxboro, NC, 27574.